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    Why is Fuji Acros 100 4x5 so expensive?

    Based upon B&H prices, a 120 roll of Acros costs 105% of what a roll of FP4+ costs. A sheet of Acros costs 214% of what a sheet of FP4+ costs. Why? Is it expensive because it's sold in low volume or is is sold in low volume because it's expensive? Why is the 120 roll so much more competitively priced?
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    The 120 acros 100 has always been underpriced. (not that we'd complain)

    It's probably low volume compared to most B&W LF films.

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    Because it's worth it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Cole View Post
    Because it's worth it?
    No doubt. I've never used it but as I have been doing my homework, in prep for doing some pinhole photography, it's a slam dunk due to the reciprocity characteristics, how people rave about it...and the results I've seen. I was just curious why there's such a price difference in the sheet goods, compared to the roll film.
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    freight is 2-3 times further?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstraw View Post
    No doubt. I've never used it but as I have been doing my homework, in prep for doing some pinhole photography, it's a slam dunk due to the reciprocity characteristics, how people rave about it...and the results I've seen. I was just curious why there's such a price difference in the sheet goods, compared to the roll film.
    Truth is, I'm developing (uh, pun wasn't intended but now that I think about it...) an admiration for it in 120 but haven't shot it in 4x5 and may never. Not that I wouldn't like it. But I shoot mainly TMY-2 and a little Foma 400/200 (meaning I have some Arista 400 and got 200 when they didn't have 400) for an older look. I don't see complicating my life by adding another film, especially a medium speed one, but who knows, I might, if I win the lottery. I don't need to win the lottery to afford Acros. I need to win the lottery so I can quit my job so I have time to shoot and print as much as I would like!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    freight is 2-3 times further?
    I'm pretty sure New York is the same distance away for both formats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Cole View Post
    Truth is, I'm developing (uh, pun wasn't intended but now that I think about it...) an admiration for it in 120 but haven't shot it in 4x5 and may never. Not that I wouldn't like it. But I shoot mainly TMY-2 and a little Foma 400/200 (meaning I have some Arista 400 and got 200 when they didn't have 400) for an older look. I don't see complicating my life by adding another film, especially a medium speed one, but who knows, I might, if I win the lottery. I don't need to win the lottery to afford Acros. I need to win the lottery so I can quit my job so I have time to shoot and print as much as I would like!
    I don't get this attitude. Would it really be that awful to spend $5 and shoot a roll of Acros? Do you really have no curiosity at all?

    Of course it's no crime to not shoot this film. But reading the above just seems exceptionally strange.

    EDIT: I got it backwards, as I see you shoot Acros in roll film. Sorry about that.
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    I prefer night shooting, and I remember buying a 120 Acros roll just out of curiosity, since I usually shoot on Ilford Delta's and Kodak TMax's, mostly. Definitely impressed with everything I've done on it — the latitude is quite forgiving too. Now I shoot Acros maybe 5% of the time, when the shot just requires a couple of minutes or so.

    Try other films, like Arista for economy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstraw View Post
    I'm pretty sure New York is the same distance away for both formats.
    you never know .. wormhole ?
    im empty, good luck

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